Matcha Chia Pudding

As you may know if you follow me on Instagram, I LOVE chia puddings. I mean what's not to love? Depending on your goals/moods you can really change them up to make them whatever you want to be. Sometimes I make them thinner and eat it from a bowl to be reminiscent of a porridge, sometimes I make them thick like a hearty pudding should be, the kind that holds its own in layers. And the flavor combos -- don't even get me started.

Another thing I love about chia puddings is that they pack a great fat/nutrient punch. Chia provides loads of fiber, omega-3s, and calcium, among other nutrients, and also 4.5 g of fat per tablespoon. In addition, I make my chia puddings with coconut milk, so I get all the wonderful fatty goodness and flavor from that as well. Depending on what you put in it, it's a great way to get some good fats in . So, without further ado, here's today's chia pudding variation: Matcha!

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk or milk of your choice
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp monk fruit (or sweetener of your choice)
  • toppings: as pictured, 1/4 cup pomegranate arils, 1/4 cup blackberries, 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Tools

Method

  1. Mix coconut milk, matcha, and sweetener together thoroughly. I like to put it in a container with a lid (usually a Mason jar) and shake the hell out of it.
  2. Taste mixtrue to check sweetness level. If desired, add more sweetener.
  3. When milk and matcha are combined, add chia seeds and mix again.
  4. Let sit, covered, at least four hours or overnight, shaking once at least an hour after mixing.
  5. Eat as is, or top with whatever you'd like. Enjoy!

If you love this flavor, you're going to love the other chia puddings I have for you. And if you're not a fan of matcha (how are you not a fan of matcha?!), you'll love the other variations even more! What's your favorite chia pudding combo?